Giving Opportunities

Give a Gift - Leave a Legacy - Make a Difference

Red Panda smiling for the camera.

How you can adopt a Zoo animal.
Animal adoptions are a fun way to create a special bond at the Zoo, while also helping us care for our animals.

Click here to adopt a Zoo animal.

Child playing game with Kit the Penguin.

How your support helps children in the community. CATZ (Children at the Zoo)
Arnott Folsom's vision for Lincoln Children's Zoo was a place where children would experience nature through firsthand interactions. Today, 47 years later, over 1,000 children take part in educational programs, tens of thousands of children in need receive free admission and countless others interact with zoo animals through outreach programs.

Click here to help the Zoo help Lincoln's children.

White handed Gibbon

How your support helps the Zoo's endangered animals.
Lincoln Children's Zoo is home to nearly 350 animals, 40 of them are endangered. The Zoo is part of numerous Species Survival Plans, with the goal of saving animals for future generations. In 2012, the Zoo is one of the few in the world to have successful Matschie's tree kangaroo, pygmy marmoset and red panda births.

Click here to help the Zoo save species.

Memory stone personalized to remember loved ones.

How to leave a memorial gift for a loved one.
The Zoo offers a variety of ways to remember loved ones. Choose from memorial benches and more.

Click here to leave a memorial legacy.

Engraved metal hands that hang on our large ZOO sign.

How to be part of the iconic "ZOO" sign overlooking Capital Parkway.
Be part of the Zoo's iconic sign, seen by thousands of Lincoln drivers each day. Purchase an engraved medal hand that will be placed on the inside of the "ZOO" sign and seen by all Zoo visitors who explore the camel deck area.

Click here to be part of Lincoln's most iconic sign.